• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 23, 2000
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27

Critic Reviews

  1. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Nov 21, 2019
    90
    It boasts an appealing star, a colorful ensemble cast, clever writing and no shortage of laughs. It is, in short, what good character comedy should be. [23 March 2000]
  2. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Nov 21, 2019
    80
    The comedy here is anything but “The Sopranos” lite or neo-"Barney Miller,” much of its success resulting from Perkins’ easy, unmannered way with her likably nasty character. Although comedy begins with writing, Perkins doesn’t need much of a line to be funny, whether spinning sarcasm or lamenting being “up to my ears in hookers.”
  3. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Nov 21, 2019
    80
    The show is not as original as ''Barney Miller,'' the last prime-time comedy hit set in a police station, but it has possibilities and a strong cast.
  4. Reviewed by: John Leonard
    Nov 21, 2019
    70
    Not to be missed by anybody who ever mourned the passing of Barney Miller.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    Nov 21, 2019
    70
    An intriguing blend of "Barney Miller" and "The Naked Gun," it's an ensemble comedy with an appealing cast and an off-center sensibility that makes it a keeper, or at least worth checking out the next few weeks.
  6. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Reviewed by: John Levesque
    Nov 21, 2019
    67
    Battery Park shines brighter, thanks to punchier writing and a better ensemble. But it, too, suffers from sitcomitis: the urge to give viewers another version of something they've already seen. [23 March 2000]
  7. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Nov 21, 2019
    63
    Battery Park isn't awful. Goldberg is too skilled at putting together slick ensemble comedies for that. It actually does click some of the time. But it's not quite charged up to the level of "Barney Miller," the gold standard for this type of show. [23 March 2000, p.49]